AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
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StartUp® offers Year 11 to 13 students the chance to earn micro-credentials in the automotive industry approved by NZQA, credits towards NCEA Levels 2 and 3 and a great introduction to the working environment.

Supported by MITO in partnership with secondary schools and local businesses, StartUp has both theory eLearning and practical learning in a workshop – it’s just like a mini-apprenticeship!

StartUp® allows students to gain up to 41 credits towards NCEA Levels 2 and 3. It's designed to be completed over two years with the first year completing the Ignition programme and the second year completing the Accelerate programme. For the Accelerate programme there are two strands for the student to choose from: Automotive Engineering or Collision Repair. Upon completion of a programme, students will achieve one of the following micro-credentials - approved by NZQA and listed on their NZQA Record of Achievement:

  • StartUp® Ignition – Automotive Micro-credential (Level 2, 20 credits)
  • StartUp® Accelerate – Automotive Engineering Micro-credential (Level 3, 21 credits)
  • StartUp® Accelerate – Collision Repair and Refinishing Micro-credential (Level 3, 21 credits) 

MORE INFORMATION
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Download the StartUp® brochure PDF - 4.9 MB

SIGN ME UP!
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If you want to gain credits towards NCEA and receive practical, hands-on experience that will look great on your CV, call MITO’s Vocational Careers Advisor on 0800 88 21 21 or email us to get the enrolment process underway.

BE INSPIRED BY THESE LEARNERS AND GRADUATES
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As a student, Rayne Hungahunga initially explored career options in cooking, art and hairdressing. None seemed right - until she tried MITO’s StartUp® programme and something clicked. 

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